FA Cup Final: Liverpool Wins Chelsea 5-6 On Penalty To Keep Quadruple Bid Alive
English giant, Liverpool wins Chelsea 5-6 on penalty to lift this year’s FA Cup Final after a goalless draw at Wembley.
Extra-time substitute Konstantinos Tsimikas scored the winning penalty as Liverpool kept their quadruple hopes alive with a 6-5 shoot-out success over Chelsea in an absorbing FA Cup final.
Despite suffering a number of setbacks and missing their first chance to win the shoot-out through Mane, Klopp’s team found a way to claim their second trophy of an incredible campaign.
Jurgen Klopp becomes the second manager to win the European Cup, EFL Cup, the top-flight title and the FA Cup with the same English club, joining Alex Ferguson.
Alisson made a heroic save from Mount’s kick, allowing unlikely hero Tsimikas to find the bottom-left corner and hand the Reds their first FA Cup triumph since 2006.
Tsimikas sent Edouard Mendy the wrong way with the decisive spot-kick after Alisson saved from Mason Mount.
How the penalty shootout unfold;
- Marcos Alonso scores
James Milner scores
- Ceasar Azpilicueta hits the post (miss)
Thiago Silva scores
- Reece James scores
Roberto Firmino scores
- Ross Barkley scores
Trent Alexander-Arnold scores
- Jorginho Luiz scores
Sadio Mane penalty saved (miss)
- Hakim Ziyech scores
Diogo Jota scores
- Mason Mount penalty saved (miss)
Kostas Tsimikas scores
Liverpool was dealt a huge blow when Mohamed Salah was forced off through injury in the first half, with Virgil van Dijk and Andrew Robertson also substituted after 90 minutes were through.
But the Reds dug deep to condemn Chelsea to their third consecutive FA Cup final loss, and they could yet add the Premier League and Champions League trophies to their domestic cup double in the coming weeks.
Liverpool will hope their 30-goal forward is fit to lead them against Real Madrid in the Champions League Final.